Kasun Karunanayaka is a HCI researcher interested in multimodal interactions, multi-sensory communication and Magnetism. Currently Kasun is working as a Senior Research Fellow in Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Malaysia and as a visiting research fellow in City, University of London. Kasun received his Ph.D in Electrical & Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore. His research works has been published in several international conferences and Journals over the years. He also won several international awards. His Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology is from University Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He also served as a software engineer in the IT industry for few years before he moves into the research field.



2018 March – Present, Deputy Vice Director, Imagineering Institute, Johor, Malaysia. (http://imagineeringinstitute.org/)

2017 March – Present, Senior Research Fellow, Imagineering Institute, Johor, Malaysia. (http://imagineeringinstitute.org/)

2015 March – 2017 February, Research Fellow, Imagineering Institute, Johor, Malaysia. (http://imagineeringinstitute.org/)

2016 January – 2016 December, Visiting Research Fellow, Mixed Reality Lab, Department of Computer Science, City University London, UK. (http://mixedrealitylab.org/)

2013 May – 2014 September, Research Engineer (Java/J2EE Backends), Keio NUS Cute Center, Interactive and Digital Media Institute, National University of Singapore. (http://cutecenter.nus.edu.sg/)

2006 October – 2008 December, Software Engineer (Java/J2EE Backends), hSenid Software International, Sri Lanka. (http://www.hsenidmobile.com/)

2006 February – 2006 July, Trainee Software Engineer, Lanka Software Foundation (LSF), Sri Lanka. (http://www.opensource.lk/)


ACADEMIC QULIFICATIONS                                                                                                            

2009 – 2014, Doctor of Philosophy (Thesis Title: Magnetic Human Interfaces)

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,

National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Thesis Advisors: Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu, Prof. Adrian David Cheok, Prof. P.Gopalakrishnakone

2003 – 2008, Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology

Faculty of Information Technology,

University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka


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